Lot 2

Price Realized:  $1,815
CD 731 TILLOTSON, Glowing Sapphire Blue w/ Milk; top shelf color!
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Lot 2: CD 731 TILLOTSON  Color: Glowing Sapphire Blue w/ Milk  Description: 1/4" dings on the dome and wire ridge, 3/8" base flake, a few other imperfections. An amazing insulator with a rich, saturated color! In addition, some milky impurity flows over the dome, down into the skirt, and back up to the pinhole again. "TILLOTSON" is strongly embossed in an arc on the crown. A Hemingray insulator catalog in 1946 includes a section called "An historical outline of communication insulators." The timeline begins with Morse's original telegraph line, running from Baltimore to Washington and completed in 1844. The section continues up until the 1900's. It states: "In 1865 the 'egg' and 'umbrella' types of insulators were combined in a new insulator properly called the 'Compromise' insulator." Today we know that insulator as CD 731. This style in Sapphire Blue is quite rare and desirable!
Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500  Open: $1
Price Realized:  $1,815

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